Father, daughter killed by power lines that fell during rain storm in Panorama City

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An investigation is underway after a father and daughter were found dead at a home in Panorama City Monday morning.

Authorities got a call about power lines down in the 14700 block of Tupper Street shortly after 3:30 a.m., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.

Arriving officers arrived to find two people dead at the scene, the spokesperson said.  

A family member at the home described the two victims as a father and daughter.

The father, who was in his 50s, went outside after hearing an explosion and was electrocuted by the downed line, the family member said.

The man’s daughter, who was said to be 20 years old, followed her father outside and was also killed.

Neighbor John Sison said it was raining when he first heard fire trucks arriving.

“We woke up and the fire trucks were here … We thought someone had to go to the hospital. We didn’t know it was that bad,” Sison said.

A 911 operator talked the mother into staying away and waiting for emergency crews because the power lines were likely still dangerous.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials eventually de-energized the lines, allowing an investigation to get underway.

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